TDI reform talks to continue on 9 December after Wednesday’s Coreper ends with fia...

The Slovak Presidency will continue efforts to seal a deal on reform of the EU’s trade defence instruments (TDIs) at another extraordinary meeting of EU Amb ...| Click here to read more

Anti-money laundering: INTA pushes for more transparency in trade in financial ser...

Better scrutiny of liberalised financial services under the EU’s free trade agreements in force with third countries is the key to a more effective fight ag ...| Click here to read more

INTA on collision course with EU Executive over ways to limit cadmium in phosphoru...

The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) appears to be on a collision course with the European Commission over its March 2016 legislat ...| Click here to read more

Commission welcomes Namur Declaration, labelling it a “constructive initiative”

The European Commission has welcomed the Namur Declaration by Walloon Minister-President Paul Magnette and a number of university professors as a “construct ...| Click here to read more

Barnier wants to conclude Brexit negotiations by October 2018

Michel Barnier, the Commission’s Chief Negotiator for the EU-UK Brexit talks, has indicated that the so-called Article 50 agreement, setting out the conditi ...| Click here to read more

TDI reform: Slovak Presidency to make last-ditch effort to seal a deal

With virtually no progress made at the extraordinary informal meeting of EU Ambassadors on 5 December, the Slovak Presidency will give a final push for a de ...| Click here to read more

Date of CETA plenary vote agreed – in brief

MEPs have reached an agreement in principle on the timing for the plenary consent vote on the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA), EU Trade Insights has l ...| Click here to read more

EGA ministers fail to seal a deal following two-day talks

The EU, US, China and other parties to the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations were unable to close the gaps and seal a deal at the Ministerial ...| Click here to read more

Slovak Presidency convenes extraordinary Coreper meeting to break standoff over TD...

Faced with sluggish progress in talks among member states on the reform of the EU’s trade defence instruments (TDIs), and a very tight timeframe to reach an ...| Click here to read more

EU and Japan chief negotiators to make decisive push to seal FTA deal

With the clock ticking fast on the EU-Japan free trade negotiations, the two parties will make a decisive attempt in mid-December to resolve the outstanding ...| Click here to read more

Trump picks Wilbur Ross as his Secretary of Commerce

Wilbur Ross, a billionaire investor and a long-time associate of Donald Trump’s, was named, on 30 November, as future Secretary of Commerce to replace ...| Click here to read more

MEPs back EU-Ghana Economic Partnership Agreement

The European Parliament (EP) gave its consent, on 1 December, to the ratification of the EU-Ghana Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). “I was very pleased ...| Click here to read more

Malmström calls on China to fully engage in efforts to seal EGA deal

With two days left until the endgame talks on the Environmental Goods Agreement that is meant to facilitate trade in environment-friendly goods around the g ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 2 December 2016

Full Members will meet in Brussels on Friday 2 December 2016 to discuss the following items: WTO- Post Nairobi and selection of the next WTO Director-Gener ...| Click here to read more

EU Trade Insights’ Brussels Briefing: top trade issues from 1 to 31 December 2016

The end-game negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) to start on 3 December in Geneva will be the main highlight of the month, after the con ...| Click here to read more

Malmström confident deal on TDI reform will be struck “soon”

Cecilia Malmström, EU Trade Commissioner, remains confident that a deal on how to break an over 3-year long standoff among member states over reform of the ...| Click here to read more

VIDEO | Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 1-31 December 2016

In the latest Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor of EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues ...| Click here to read more

Upgrade of EU-Turkey trade relations: stick, carrot – or business as usual?

While members of the European Parliament (MEPs) acknowledge the need to overhaul the outdated framework of EU-Turkey trade relations, they disagree on the w ...| Click here to read more

Monique Goyens: new regulatory framework for global markets cannot be set up throu...

In an interview with EU Trade Insights, Monique Goyens, Director General of the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC) calls for a more inclusive European ...| Click here to read more

EU Executive to step up efforts to set up international investment dispute settlem...

The European Commission wants to give a strong push within the EU and around the globe for the establishment of a multilateral investment dispute settlement ...| Click here to read more

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